Carpetbagger a person perceived as an unscrupulous opportunist.: LONGWOOD UPDATE: Former Democrat Matt Morgan changed party affiliation the same month he filed to run for office According to information obtained by the Orlando Political Observer, Longwood commission candidate Matthew Morgan switched from being a Democrat to no party affiliation in August of this year. Based on publicly available financial reports, Morgan also filed to run for office in August, which means he switched his party affiliation in the very same month that he started his campaign to be a Longwood commissioner.
Given the fact that of 9,000 registered voters in Longwood, Democrats make up a higher percentage (33%) than independent voters (29%), it would appear as though the former Democrat’s late switch was an attempt to appease Republican voters, who make up the greatest percentage of all registered voters (38%).
The Longwood city election is held on November 7th, just over three months after the retired wrestler and entertainer changed his Democrat party affiliation.